Cisco #warns 500,000 #routers have been #hacked in #suspected #Russian plan to #attack #Ukraine

Cisco on Wednesday warned that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with highly sophisticated malicious software, possibly in preparation for another massive cyber attack on Ukraine. Cisco’s Talos cyber intelligence unit said it has high confidence that the Russian government is behind…


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Protect #against #hackers using #public Wi-Fi #networks

Whenever I give speeches, I talk about the importance of regularly checking your credit report and financial accounts. In the same breath, I remind people not to check these websites at coffee shops or over any other free Wi-Fi connection. Any sort of personal information like usernames, passwords, Social Security…


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Netgear #Routers Will Have #Inbuilt #Parental Controls With #Software #Update

Monitoring kids’ internet usage and protecting them from browsing inappropriate content has always been a hassle, yet it is necessary. Wireless device company Netgear is making it a little easier with new routers that will put curbs on kids’ internet access. Netgear announced its partnership with Circle Media Labs, which…


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Simple #steps help keep #wireless #devices #hack-proof

The internet is constantly evolving, as are the devices used to access it. High-tech smartphone and tablet users need to know how to avoid compromising their business’s information online. Thus, there are many ways that Nash County businesses can safely use today’s technology. As people continue to utilize smartphones, such…


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KRACK WI-FI HACK: #GOOGLE, #APPLE AND #MICROSOFT SCRAMBLE TO FIX #WPA2 #VULNERABILITY

Apple, Google, Microsoft and other technology companies have been rushing to address issues related to the Krack Wi-Fi security vulnerability—a flaw that puts any person using wireless internet at risk of being hacked. Technology companies acknowledged problems with the WPA2 encryption used on all modern Wi-Fi routers, with some announcing…


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‘All #wifi networks’ are #vulnerable to #hacking, #security expert discovers

The security protocol used to protect the vast majority of wifi connections has been broken, potentially exposing wireless internet traffic to malicious eavesdroppers and attacks, according to the researcher who discovered the weakness. Mathy Vanhoef, a security expert at Belgian university KU Leuven, discovered the weakness in the wireless security…


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‘Most or all’ WiFi security hacked, potentially allowing any device to be broken into, US government Warns

Almost every Wi-Fi network could have been compromised, according to the US government. A problem with the WPA 2 standard – used in almost every home Wi-Fi network – means that potentially any network using it could be broken into, according to a new warning. Once that’s happened, anything on…


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Slow Wi-fi? Hackers may have turned your gadgets into ‘zombie’ botnets that conduct criminal activities without you knowing

Hackers could be responsible for the slow running of your Wi-fi and devices suddenly crashing, a new report has warned. Online security experts found that a growing number of gadgets and home networks are becoming part of worldwide criminal computer networks, dubbed botnets. From iPhones and tablets, to baby monitors…


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5 Ways to Secure Wi-Fi Networks

Wi-Fi is one entry-point hackers can use to get into your network without setting foot inside your building because wireless is much more open to eavesdroppers than wired networks, which means you have to be more diligent about security. But there’s a lot more to Wi-Fi security than just setting…


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Why hackers love your Wi-Fi (and how to protect it)

Wi-Fi hacking is all fun and games until somebody hacks the Wi-Fi on a roller coaster. That’s a lesson one professional security researcher found out the hard way. Several years ago at Disneyland, the roller coaster car he was riding was click-click-clacking its way along its track until it abruptly…


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